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  1. #91

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    Quote Originally Posted by rock View Post
    Notice the ends go in a different direction than his and yours is not grooved flat on one side like his. Probably a different type of tool. Start a new thread with yours NC and do a poll on it.
    I'm not that concerned. This one Jonzer found was the first I'd ever seen. I started looking into them and noticed several variations. The ends are really nothing to go on. Some are drilled and some really have no ends. Odd pieces. I've posted my piece as a mystery umpteen thousand times and amulet was never mentioned. Recently a guy was in my place of business and within 20 seconds after looking at it, he called bird stone. Jonzer's find made this piece come to mind, then the dude that came in called bird stone. I felt certain. I still feel pretty good about it. It's not really pretty, but put NC stuff beside almost all other states. Not quite as pretty. Any way, it's been with me for a while, I like it. Not for sale! Lol! You know I had to end with that line!! Thanks Rock!
    Their were so many fewer questions when stars were still just the holes to heaven

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    I just spent and hour and a half on search engines 'cause it didn't look like anyone was going to answer Talon's question above. I found "birds" and "plummets" and all kinds of things but not one thing that looked like this artifact. So, it's not as though I didn't TRY to find out what it is on my own but I just didn't have any luck. Things they called "bar amulets" still didn't look like this thing at all! If anybody's got a a quick minute to explain it, I'd LOVE to know (and so, evidently, would "Talon") what this was used for. It's an awesome piece of stone (I have this thing for "green" rocks...).
    Ego dico cum populus mortuus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorCal Gal View Post
    I just spent and hour and a half on search engines 'cause it didn't look like anyone was going to answer Talon's question above. I found "birds" and "plummets" and all kinds of things but not one thing that looked like this artifact. So, it's not as though I didn't TRY to find out what it is on my own but I just didn't have any luck. Things they called "bar amulets" still didn't look like this thing at all! If anybody's got a a quick minute to explain it, I'd LOVE to know (and so, evidently, would "Talon") what this was used for. It's an awesome piece of stone (I have this thing for "green" rocks...).
    I have never seen two alike amulets. That's my debate on the piece I posted. No one really knows the purpose of the amulet.
    Their were so many fewer questions when stars were still just the holes to heaven

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    I believe they fall in the Bird Stone area.
    Personal finds were on private property which I have permission to hunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rock View Post
    I believe they fall in the Bird Stone area.
    They do. Just after Jobzer's find a local cat called my piece a bird stone. I think he got amulet and bird stone mixed up because they are closely categorized.
    Their were so many fewer questions when stars were still just the holes to heaven

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    Quote Originally Posted by NC field hunter View Post
    They do. Just after Jobzer's find a local cat called my piece a bird stone. I think he got amulet and bird stone mixed up because they are closely categorized.
    I don't think that was his biggest mix up. As pointed out, your piece is just an oddly formed rock, not a bird or bar amulet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshuaream View Post

    I don't think that was his biggest mix up. As pointed out, your piece is just an oddly formed rock, not a bird or bar amulet.
    It is N.C.
    Odd but not man made

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    Ok ya party animals! I sent the exact pictures that are here to a NC artifact specialist. Not a jack leg, but a well respected figure among artifact enthusiast here in NC and the man in charge of heading most artifact shows in my state. At first he said just what you guys are saying. I'm so sure of this piece, I took better pics of all angles and resent them to him. His eye changed. He said "Rusty, I looked at the new pictures you sent me and must say the piece does seem to be made by man." He invited me to the next show and asked that the piece be brought. I will get answers there. This is not a natural stone. What it's functionality is/was, I'm not sure. Is it a preform, or an unappealing start I don't know. Is it pure nature, no!! I'm sure, if I had any doubt, I would not have sent more pics to a NC legend. For you guys to be so quick to say natural reminds me of this kid I went to school with. He blurted answers out raised his hand to answer every question, and answered rather called on or not. A real life know it all. I never heard one correct answer flow from that b@$tards tongue. Lol! If the cats at the show call natural, I'll let you guys know. I'm not to proud to admit when I call things wrong. Neither will I give a man an absolute answer about a piece I have never held. Y'all made me show my milky white adze on line.

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    You should be ashamed! Lol
    Their were so many fewer questions when stars were still just the holes to heaven

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    Nice adze.
    Sounds like he figured he should ask you to let him hold it since you were being persistent with the photos.
    Good Idea.. look forward to the outcome.
    So.. if I read that correctly ...you said...someone who is considered a living legend in your local artifact community came to the exact same conclusion we did after viewing the same photos we did.
    ... Mabey post the ones that changed his eye....
    Last edited by GatorBoy; Jun 13, 2013 at 09:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorBoy View Post
    Nice adze.
    Sounds like he figured he should ask you to let him hold it since you were being persistent with the photos.
    Good Idea.. look forward to the outcome.
    So.. if I read that correctly ...you said...someone who is considered a living legend in your local artifact community came to the exact same conclusion we did after viewing the same photos we did.
    ... Mabey post the ones that changed his eye....


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    It's made in an equal but opposite like manner. If that makes sense.
    Their were so many fewer questions when stars were still just the holes to heaven

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorCal Gal View Post
    I just spent and hour and a half on search engines 'cause it didn't look like anyone was going to answer Talon's question above. I found "birds" and "plummets" and all kinds of things but not one thing that looked like this artifact. So, it's not as though I didn't TRY to find out what it is on my own but I just didn't have any luck. Things they called "bar amulets" still didn't look like this thing at all! If anybody's got a a quick minute to explain it, I'd LOVE to know (and so, evidently, would "Talon") what this was used for. It's an awesome piece of stone (I have this thing for "green" rocks...).
    I've read every post on this thread since it begun and I have to disagree. He was answered and in different ways. What they've said here and on every single article I read on the subject (because I had to do the research as I had not heard of them either) was that no one knows what they were used for. There are theories of course but no experts (or group of) have agreed on one.

    I don't mean to stir an argument only I found the thread to be quite informative and I enjoyed the posts about comparative pieces as well. I don't want to ruin this thread highlighting an AMAZING artifact but couldn't help but post as I felt so differently. I only hope the fact it's lived so long and has been posted on by so many is a testament of its awesomeness.

    If you'd like me to send you some links of articles and papers I read I'd be more than happy to do so. Just send me a pm...I may not answer right away as vacation starts tomorrow and I like to "unplug".

    Congrats again to the finder!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NC field hunter View Post

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    It's made in an equal but opposite like manner. If that makes sense.
    There is some much better photos in that group.
    Very interesting ...

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    That rock is interesting. It surely resembles a bar amulet in my opinion. The ears on the end have been tumbled almost flat. I see a lengthened rectangular shape, just like a bar. I believe that is an artifact from what I'm seeing. A good ole, aged and weathered version from NC. The realm here beholds many earthy and natural looking forms so it might take a lil more comprehension. There is great finds on this thread and congratulations to the man who started this thread. That one is a real nice'n!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmartin0693 View Post
    That rock is interesting. It surely resembles a bar amulet in my opinion. The ears on the end have been tumbled almost flat. I see a lengthened rectangular shape, just like a bar. I believe that is an artifact from what I'm seeing. A good ole, aged and weathered version from NC. The realm here beholds many earthy and natural looking forms so it might take a lil more comprehension. There is great finds on this thread and congratulations to the man who started this thread. That one is a real nice'n!
    The expert I speak of, you know him. Mr. Maus. He's a grade A guy. Also a genius. If not, he's boarder line genius.
    Their were so many fewer questions when stars were still just the holes to heaven

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    Mr. Maus has some awesome artifacts! You visit his website? I can spend a whole evening looking at it.

 

 
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